Dr Olalekan Lee Aiyegbusi MBChB, PhD

Dr Olalekan Lee Aiyegbusi

Institute of Applied Health Research
Associate Professor

Contact details

Centre for Patient-Reported Outcome Research (CPROR)
Murray Learning Centre
University of Birmingham
B15 2TT

Lee is an Associate Professor at the Centre for Patient-Reported Outcome Research (CPROR), University of Birmingham, UK. 

He is also one of the Deputy Directors at CPROR and a co-Lead for the PRO theme, MRC-NIHR Trial Methodology Research Partnership (TMRP) Outcomes working group.


  • Doctor of Philosophy (PhD), University of Birmingham, 2019 
  • Masters in Public Health (MPH), University of Birmingham, 2014
  • Masters in Business Administration (MBA), University of Cardiff, 2009
  • Medicine (MBChB), Obafemi Awolowo University, Nigeria, 2007


Lee is actively involved in teaching, delivering lectures and contributing as co-module lead for the MSc Clinical Trials.

He also takes small group tutorials for the MBChB programme.

Other activities


Recent publications


Litchfield, I, Calvert, MJ, Kinsella, F, Sungum, N & Aiyegbusi, OL 2023, '"I just wanted to speak to someone - and there was no one...”: using Burden of Treatment Theory to understand the impact of a novel ATMP on early recipients', Orphanet Journal of Rare Diseases, vol. 18, no. 1, 86. https://doi.org/10.1186/s13023-023-02680-y

Maes, D, McMullan, C, Aiyegbusi, OL & Ford, S 2023, 'Clinician survey of current global practice for sarcoma surveillance following resection of primary retroperitoneal, abdominal, and pelvic sarcoma', European Journal of Surgical Oncology (EJSO). https://doi.org/10.1016/j.ejso.2023.107085

Turner, G, McMullan, C, Aiyegbusi, OL, Hughes, S, Walker, A, Jeyes, F, Adler, Y, Chong, A, Buckland, L, Stanton, DE, Davies, EH, Haroon, S & Calvert, M 2023, 'Co-production of a feasibility trial of pacing interventions for Long COVID', Research Involvement & Engagement, vol. 9, no. 1, 18. https://doi.org/10.1186/s40900-023-00429-2

Gorst, SL, Seylanova, N, Dodd, SR, Harman, NL, O'Hara, M, Terwee, CB, Williamson, PR, Needham, DM, Munblit, D, Nicholson, TR, PC-COS Study Group, Aiyegbusi, OL, Calvert, M, Haroon, S & Hughes, SE 2023, 'Core outcome measurement instruments for use in clinical and research settings for adults with post-COVID-19 condition: an international Delphi consensus study', The Lancet Respiratory Medicine. https://doi.org/10.1016/S2213-2600(23)00370-3

McMullan, C, Retzer, A, Hughes, S, Aiyegbusi, OL, Bathurst, C, Boyd, A, Coleman, J, Davies, EH, Denniston, A, Dunster, H, Frost, C, Harding, R, Hunn, A, Kyte, D, Malpass, R, McNamara, G, Mitchell, SA, Mittal, S, Newsome, P, Price, G, Rowe, A, van Reil, W, Walker, A, Wilson, R & Calvert, M 2023, 'Development and usability testing of an electronic patient-reported outcome (ePRO) solution for patients with inflammatory diseases in an Advanced Therapy Medicinal Product (ATMP) basket trial', Journal of Patient-Reported Outcomes, vol. 7, no. 1, 98. https://doi.org/10.1186/s41687-023-00634-3

Retzer, A, Baddeley, E, Sivell, S, Scott, H, Nelson, A, Bulbeck, H, Seddon, K, Grant, R, Adams, R, Watts, C, Aiyegbusi, OL, Kearns, P, Cruz Rivera, S, Dirven, L, Calvert, M & Byrne, A 2023, 'Development of a core outcome set for use in adult primary glioma phase III interventional trials: A mixed methods study', Neuro-oncology advances. https://doi.org/10.1093/noajnl/vdad096

Aiyegbusi, OL, Davies, EH, Myles, PR, Williams, T, Frost, C, Haroon, S, Hughes, S, Wilson, R, McMullan, C, Subramanian, A, Nirantharakumar, K & Calvert, M 2023, 'Digitally enabled decentralised research: opportunities to improve the efficiency of clinical trials and observational studies', BMJ evidence-based medicine. https://doi.org/10.1136/bmjebm-2023-112253

Panthagani, J, O’Donovan, C, Aiyegbusi, OL, Liu, X, Bayliss, S, Calvert, M, Pesudovs, K, Denniston, A, Moore, D & Braithwaite, T 2023, 'Evaluating patient-reported outcome measures (PROMs) for future clinical trials in adult patients with optic neuritis', Eye. https://doi.org/10.1038/s41433-023-02478-z

Maes, D, McMullan, C, Ford, S, Wilson, R, Oppong, R & Aiyegbusi, OL 2023, 'Experiences of patients and their relatives of postoperative radiological surveillance and surveillance intensity following primary resection of a soft tissue sarcoma and its impact on their quality of life: a systematic review protocol', BMJ open, vol. 13, no. 5, e070327. https://doi.org/10.1136/bmjopen-2022-070327

Anderson, NE, Kyte, D, McMullan, C, Cockwell, P, Aiyegbusi, OL, Verdi, R & Calvert, M 2023, 'Global use of electronic patient-reported outcome systems in nephrology: a mixed methods study', BMJ open, vol. 13, no. 7, e070927. https://doi.org/10.1136/bmjopen-2022-070927

Anderson, N, Cockwell, P, Aiyegbusi, OL & Calvert, M 2023, 'Green Nephrology: the role of telemedicine and electronic patient reported outcomes', Journal of Kidney Care. https://doi.org/10.12968/jokc.2023.8.2.77

Slade, AL, Recchioni, A, Aiyegbusi, OL, Retzer, A, Nice, L, Dancey, E, Calvert, MJ & Rauz, S 2023, 'Identifying patient-valued outcomes for use in early phase trials of ocular surface disease interventions', The Ocular Surface. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jtos.2023.07.005

Review article

Aiyegbusi, OL 2023, 'COVID-19 related headaches: epidemiology, pathophysiology, impacts, and management', Current opinion in neurology. https://doi.org/10.1097/WCO.0000000000001219

TLC Study Group 2023, 'Considerations for patient and public involvement and engagement in health research', Nature Medicine.

Sakthivel, P, Mostafa, A & Aiyegbusi, OL 2023, 'Factors that influence the selection of conservative management for end stage renal disease – a systematic review', Clinical Kidney Journal. https://doi.org/10.1093/ckj/sfad269

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